BBC

Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 55 min 11 sec ago

Tim Peake passes final Soyuz exam

5 hours 53 min ago
British astronaut Tim Peake passes his final Soyuz exam, as he prepares for November's mission to the space station.

VIDEO: River turns red after ink spill

5 hours 54 min ago
The Blackstaff River in Belfast turned red today after an ink spill by a printing firm.

How to remove a tooth - with javelin

6 hours 1 min ago
The 2008 Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay removes his daughter's loose tooth with a javelin and posts the results on Twitter.

Arab Fiction Prize announced

6 hours 3 min ago
A Tunisian author who was inspired to write his first novel after the Arab Spring wins the Arab world's top prize for fiction.

VIDEO: Last push for votes in UK election

6 hours 10 min ago
The politicians final push for votes as the UK election campaign comes to an end.

Forests 'pivotal' for food security

6 hours 12 min ago
Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security, as well as providing sources of income, suggest leading scientists.

'Suicide' woman 'sent ex 100 texts'

6 hours 12 min ago
The ex-partner of a woman who took her own life tells a court he received 100 text messages a day from her.

Pollution spill on Blackstaff river

6 hours 13 min ago
An investigation is under way into the cause of a pollution spill in Blackstaff river in Belfast.

Tycoon sells tyre firm for £50m

6 hours 27 min ago
One of Scotland's most successful entrepreneurs has sold his tyre-fitting business for £50m to Michelin.

Profiles of wanted 'Islamic State leaders'

6 hours 28 min ago
The US is offering rewards totalling $20m (£13m) for information on four men identified as leading figures in the jihadist group, Islamic State (IS).

Bryson gets six months suspended

6 hours 40 min ago
High-profile Union flag protestor Jamie Bryson has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence for taking part in unlawful public processions.

'Brutal' robbery jail term increased

6 hours 44 min ago
A window cleaner who tied up an 88-year-old woman, threatened her into silence and stole £15 has his 10-year sentence increased.

Baltimore police in new race probe

6 hours 59 min ago
The mayor of Baltimore has asked US investigators to see if the city's police department engages in routine discrimination or excessive force.

Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies

7 hours 6 min ago
Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has died, his manager says

Wiggins vows to break hour record

7 hours 14 min ago
Sir Bradley Wiggins wants to put cycling's iconic hour track record "out of reach" when he rides in London this June.

US Fed chief warns of share 'danger'

7 hours 14 min ago
Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen told IMF managing director Christine Lagarde there are "potential dangers" in high stock market valuations.

'One dead' in Pakistan school attack

7 hours 16 min ago
One person is killed and several others injured in an attack on a school in a tribal area in western Pakistan, local media reports say.

Six cases of suspected airline pilot suicides

7 hours 16 min ago
Six cases identified by French investigators where airline pilots appear to have deliberately crashed, often resulting in many fatalities.

VIDEO: Freed Boko Haram captives receive aid

7 hours 30 min ago
The BBC's Will Ross reports from inside a Nigerian camp where 300 freed Boko Haram captives are being cared for.

Zoo sorry for Charlotte monkey gaffe

7 hours 35 min ago
A Japanese zoo apologises for naming a baby monkey Charlotte in honour of Britain's newborn princess.

Pages